Local News

Mayor Fung is coordinating the City’s response to this morning’s storm

Mayor Fung is touring the city, assessing the damage from this morning’s storm and coordinating Cranston’s response to this morning’s storm. “I want to reassure the residents of Cranston that my team is responding to protect the health and safety of my residents.  Right now we have an all hands on deck approach to clean up as our Public Works department will be working non-stop to clear roads of fallen trees and limbs.  Furthermore, I urge residents to exercise caution if they have been affected by damage from the storm.  Treat downed wires as though they were live wires, stay…
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Real Jobs Rhode Island Puts Employers at the Center of Job Training

Program is a Win for Workers, Win for Employers and Win for Rhode Island WARWICK, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the 21 recipients of the Real Jobs Rhode Island planning grants available through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT). Real Jobs Rhode Island is a demand-driven initiative that puts employers at the center of the state's workforce development efforts to train people for jobs that actually exist now. "Our mission is to put people to work and by making our job-training efforts employer-centered, everyone wins," Raimondo said. "It's a win for employees who will…
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Providence Animal Control alerts residents of reported cases of Parvovirus in Providence

Providence, RI - Providence Animal Control is alerting dog owners in the City of an unusually high number of cases of canine Parvovirus, or "Parvo", being reported in Providence and also to the State Veterinarian's office. Canine Parvovirus is required to be reported to the State Veterinarian if the dog originated in an animal shelter, municipal pound, boarding kennel, rescue, or pet shop. While the virus is considered to be constantly present in the environment, the high number of recently reported cases suggests that there is more of it spreading than usual in the Providence area. In early July the outbreaks…
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Providence Police Department Intelligence Unit Investigation Foils Murder-For-Hire Scheme

Providence, RI – A Providence resident has been apprehended for allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to murder the mother of a Providence Police Officer and burn her home, following a successful undercover investigation by the Providence Police Department Intelligence Unit. Michelle Larracuente, 50, of Garfield Street in Providence is charged with soliciting another to commit murder and soliciting another to commit 1st degree arson. On Wednesday July 22, 2015 the Providence Police Department Intelligence Unit was contacted by the Providence Fire Department Arson Squad and an investigator from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections regarding a murder-for-hire scheme involving…
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Company withdraws proposal for casino

Masachusetts - In New Bedford, KG Urban Enterprises company that planned to build a casino in the coastal zone is withdrawing from the competition for the state license for a casino. A company representative said he could not get the financing for the project of $ 650 million. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell said that while KG Urban’s casino proposal was never a “be-all, end-all” for economic development and job growth in the city, the sudden loss of an opportunity for thousands of jobs and $ million in annual payments from the developer, among other agreements, was a “very big…
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Featured

Raimondo Moves to Protect the Environment, Puts People Back to Work

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today marked the passage of legislation to protect our water supplies and put people back to work with a ceremonial bill signing at the Save the Bay Center. (H 5668 and S 369) Many Rhode Island homes have outdated underground wastewater systems. These systems, often cesspools, are inefficient and ineffective and contribute to public health and environmental hazards. This legislation replaces outdated systems at the point of sale and improves neighborhoods and local infrastructure. "This legislation not only protects our environment, but gets Rhode Islanders in the building trades back to work updating and modernizing our wastewater treatment systems," said Raimondo. "By…
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Rhode Island State Police Investigate a Tractor Trailer Rollover Crash on Route 295 South in the Town of Lincoln

On July 22, 2015 at 1:15 PM, members of the Rhode Island State Police Scituate Barracks, Lincoln Police Department and Lincoln Fire Department responded to a rollover tractor trailer motor vehicle crash on Route 295 North in the Town of Lincoln. The crash investigation revealed that a 2014 Dodge Stratus traveling on the ramp from Route 146 South to Route 295 North made a left turn as it merged at the top of the ramp and traveled southbound in the northbound lane. The tractor trailer traveling in the right hand lane on Route 295 North attempted to avoid the wrong…
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Raimondo Sets Vision to Expand Opportunity for Children, Families

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo convened today the state's Children's Cabinet for the first time since 2007 to set a vision to improve the health and well-being of Rhode Island's kids. The group's priority is to strengthen and grow opportunities for children and their families. "All kids deserve the chance to make it in Rhode Island," said Raimondo. "As a parent, I am focused on giving my kids every opportunity to succeed. We must provide every Rhode Island kid with that same opportunity. When we invest in our kids, we're investing in our future, workforce and economy. Working together, across…
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Community

Announcement of the Providence Police Department’s 68th Police Academy Recruitment Drive

Providence, RI- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Associate Director Cheryl Burrell, RI Department of Administration, Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, members of the Providence Police Department and community partners joined this morning at the Washington Park Community Center to announce the official kick-off of the Providence Police Department’s 68th Academy Recruitment Drive.   “I am proud to launch this recruitment campaign for the 68th Providence Police Academy,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “The Providence Police Department is actively recruiting men and women to serve the city, and…
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Health

Mayor Elorza, Providence Emergency Management urge residents to take appropriate safety measures in extreme temperatures

Providence, RI- As the city approaches the height of summer, Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Borg, want to make sure residence stay safe during extreme temperatures. Residence should plan properly when the temperature starts to rise: o Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun o Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine o Limit your outdoor activities to the evening hours if possible o Wear loose fitting clothing that is light in color. Wear brimmed hats and sunscreen SPF 15 or higher…
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